India women are set to play England in the third and the final ODI match of the series. The game will be India legend Jhulan Goswami’s final match of her career.
File photo of Jhulan Goswami. (Courtesy: AP)
- Jhulan Goswami has been one of India’s greatest athletes of all time
- India vs England is set to be shown in Inox Elgin in Kolkata for the fans
- The screening is set to start at 2:30 PM
Few more hours to go. Indian legendary women cricketer Jhulan Goswami will once again take the 22 yards. But this is for the last time. Because the colourful international cricket career of 20 years is going to stop this time. Maidan’s known ‘Jhulu’ will say goodbye to the cricket field at Lord’s on Saturday, 24 September.
Bengali as well as Indian cricket circles are naturally emotional about her career’s last match. Mithali Raj retired from cricket a few months ago and this time another teammate and former captain of India’s women’s team ‘Chakdah Express’ is on the way to retirement. For this CAB has made special arrangements to witness Jhulan’s last match. Arrangements have been made by CAB to watch Jhulan’s final match at Lord’s at the Inox Forum in Elgin of Kolkata. The general fans of Kolkata will be able to witness the last international match of Bengal lady on the big screen of Inox, Elgin Road from 2:30 PM on September 24. CAB President Avishek Dalmiya said, “This is for the last time, and this should be special for all the fans of Jhulan Goswami. And it is special for us too.”
The struggle of Jhulan which started from Chakdah in Nadia has given India a lot of success at the international level. She has 352 wickets to her name and has also become the number one cricketer in the world in women’s cricket. She became the second cricketer after Diana Edulji to be awarded the Padma Shri award.
Jhulan’s record includes 253 wickets in 203 ODIs. That is also a world record. Harmanpreet Kaur’s women’s brigade has already won the ongoing ODI series against England. Jhulan has taken only one wicket in the last two matches but has been economical.
Board of Control for Cricket in India president Sourav Ganguly spoke for the first time about Jhulan’s retirement on Thursday. Sourav praised Jhulan and said, “Jhulan is a true legend. Highest wicket-taker in women’s cricket and of all time.”
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